Cromwell, IA

Creston Police Report

(Creston) The Creston Police Department arrested two people on warrants. Cassi Mae Bird, 33, of Des Moines was arrested Friday evening at 800 Laurel Street on two warrants. Bird had one warrant through Des Moines Police for Domestic Abuse Assault. That warrant had no bond until Bird has an initial appearance. The second warrant was a Parole Violation for the original charge Habitual Offender, with no bond. Bird was transported to the Adams County Jail awaiting to be extradited to Polk County Jail.
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Adair County road near Orient closed for box culvert projects

(Greenfield, Iowa) – The Adair County Engineer’s Office reports the contractor for two box culvert projects have begun work on the second of those projects. As a result, Pinewood Ave. (Adair County Road P-21) is closed roughly 1.5 miles north of Orient to replace a culvert. A detour is in-place (shown in green on the map below). The closure is expected to last roughly 3-4 weeks.

2 from Central Iowa arrested on warrants in Creston

(Creston, Iowa) – The Creston Police Department reports two people were arrested over the weekend on separate warrants. Authorities say at around 11:45-p.m. Friday, 33-year-old Cassi Mae Bird, of Des Moines, was arrested on two warrants at a motel on Laurel Street. First was a Des Moines Police Department warrant for Domestic Abuse Assault. The second warrant was for a Parole Violation. Bird was transported to the Adams County Jail, were she was being held without bond until an initial appearance on the first warrants, and no bond on the second. She was also being held pending extradition to the Polk County Jail.

Greenfield Two Independence Day Celebration

The Greenfield Chamber Main Street is celebrating Independence Day with fireworks and fun. The city of Greenfield will have fireworks, live entertainment, food and festivities at Greenfield Lake from 5pm until 10:30pm on Sunday. And then the celebration will continue on the Fourth of July with a parade that will take place at the Greenfield Public Square from 10:30am until 3pm.

Southwest Valley School Activities Project on Hold

(Corning) The boiler and HVAC project at Southwest Valley’s Activities Center in Corning is on hold until this fall. Schools Superintendent Chris Fenster says the labor bid came in significantly higher than expected, so the project is on hold until this November. Fenster says the district purchased the new...

Bedford woman arrested on felony drug charges

(Bedford, Iowa) – The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, Saturday said that on Friday, June 24, 2022, Deputies were requested by the Iowa Department of Human Services to come to a residence in the 800 block of State Street, in Bedford. In the home, Deputies and Agents with DHS located in plain view, drug paraphernalia. Deputies with the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office executed a follow-up search warrant at the residence. Subsequent to the search warrant, 33-year-old Ashley Russell, of Bedford, was taken into custody and charged with felon in possession of a firearm and/or ammunition, possession of a controlled substance- marijuana, possession of controlled substance- methamphetamine, possession of prescription medicines and child endangerment.

Panther Softball remains hot heading into final week of regular season.

It’s been another successful week for the Creston Panther Softball team as they have collected four more victories in Hawkeye 10 Conference Play. The Panthers prepare for the Cedar Rapids Softball Tournament this weekend. Creston head softball coach Mike McCabe shares a recap of the week and gives us a look at the team building trip to Cedar Rapids. Hear the full recap here…

Lenox baseball riding hot stretch heading into postseason

(Lenox) -- Lenox baseball has started to find its stride as the regular season enters its final stages. The Tigers (14-11 overall, 7-6 Pride of Iowa Conference) have won eight of their last nine heading into their final regular season contest at Lamoni Monday evening. “We started out a little...

Adair County Arrest Report

(Adair Co.) The Fontanelle Police Department arrested 28-year-old Zakery Dean Sickles, of Fontanelle, on Wednesday on a warrant charging him with four counts of Sexual Abuse 2nd Degree and four counts of Lascivious Acts with a Child. Sickles was held in the Adair County Jail on $300,000 cash only bond.

Melcher-Dallas Summer Teams Drop Games To Murray

The Melcher-Dallas Baseball Squad came back from an 8-2 deficit to beat Murray on Friday 11-9. The Saints fell into a six run whole by the 3rd inning but put up a six spot in the 6th inning and then another three for insurance in the 6th. Cole Metz was 2/3 with three RBI while Owen Suntken had two hits. Things did not go quite as smoothly for the softball Saints as they lost 13-3 to Murray. The Mustangs posted three runs in the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 6th innings to end the game early. Summer Karpan, Payton Anderson, Emma Clark all got RBIs for Melcher-Dallas. The Saints come back to play today in the Coal Miners Invitational Classic starting out with Tri-County.

Bedford woman arrested on drug, firearms, child endangerment charges

(Bedford) – A Bedford woman faces multiple charges following her arrest Friday. The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were called to assist the Iowa Department of Human Services in the 800 block of State Street in Bedford. Deputies say they located drug paraphernalia in plain view. Authorities...

Corn Dinner

Chef Katie Porter and Chef Hans Walsh are teaming up on Sunday, June 26 for a special Corn Dinner at the Wallace Farm (2773 290th Street, Orient). All 3 courses of the farm-to-table menu feature dishes made from corn grown in last year’s Henry A. Wallace Historic Corn Plot, then hand-shelled and ground into corn meal and corn flour by Early Morning Harvest in Panora. All of the other produce on the menu comes from the Wallace Farm, and other ingredients are sourced from Iowa farmers. “What could be more Iowan than a dinner focused on corn?” asked Deb Houghtaling, President & CEO of the Wallace Centers of Iowa. “This is a fun way to celebrate last year’s inaugural historic corn plot and Henry A. Wallace’s impact on agriculture.” The Henry A. Wallace Historic Corn Plot includes 5 varieties of open-pollinated and hybrid corn that revolutionized agriculture. The plot is sponsored by Corteva Agriscience, founded by Henry A. Wallace in 1926 as Hi-Bred Corn Company and later known as Pioneer Hi-Bred. The full menu includes: first Cornmeal Fritter with Farm Greens, Lemon Vinaigrette, Radishes, Creme Fraiche second Red Wine Braised Pork Shoulder with Creamy Polenta, Asparagus, Pickled Onions & Microgreens, Red Wine Jus third Corn Flour Cake with Rhubarb Compote, Corn Infused Ice Cream The Corn Dinner begins at 6 pm, but guests are invited to arrive early to explore the Wallace Farm. Visitors can walk through the production garden, see the new Prairie Art Exhibit along the one-mile grassy path, and stop in the gift shop. Staff will be on hand at the corn plot beginning at 5:30 pm to answer questions. A short program during dinner will share the corn plot story and its journey to the plate.